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Christie withdraws gay marriage challenge

The New Jersey Supreme Court decided Friday to allow same-sex marriages in the state, which a lower court had ruled constitutional last month.

Municipalities began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at midnight Monday. Newark Mayor and Sen.-elect Cory Booker (D) even officiated couples’ ceremonies.

Christie’s administration was in the process of appealing the ruling, but the state Supreme Court’s justices decided not to delay the lower court's decision because they didn’t think Christie would ultimately win the case.

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